Friday, June 28, 2013

Got it Done!

I finally finished this cuff that I started way before I got sick.  It turned out pretty darn cool and I am pretty darn proud of it.  I am making another one of these for myself too but I chose to use some purple and teal for my cuff part and my cuff is going to have a secret pocket in it too!  Just because.  So now that I have this one up in my Etsy shop, I get to take the kiddos to the park on this gorgeous day!  Have a great weekend all!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Feeling Kind of Icky........

So after being sick last week, enough so that I sent myself to the ER, I am now back to work for the most part.  It turns out that after years(and I do mean years) of horrid stomach problems, my gallbladder has been trying to break up with me all this time.  Now, it's made itself well known and I'm on my way to getting it all taken care of.  Crossing my fingers here:)

 I have some glorious stuff to finish up including a pretty awesome cuff(my first copper/brass/leather concoction), and some large pouch-y/wallet-y kinds of things.  I am taking it easy since I really still feel pretty gross, and, with Ciaran out of school now, I am finding that my free time for my work is minimal once again.  This is mostly good because it forces me to get out of the house and to really utilize the early mornings and evenings for my work.  The trouble is that right now, I am ready for bed at 8 or so.  Hopefully, everything will work out so I can continue to work without taking too much of a break.  It feels so good to be productive!

I'm also pretty excited to be a part of a project called Humboldt Art Abandonment.  I will be making pieces to "abandon" in various parts of Humboldt County and beyond.  I have wanted to do something like this for years and this is the perfect opportunity.  So, if your out and about and find something leathery or metal-like, it might be a little something from me to you:) 

Monday, June 10, 2013

50 Items in my Etsy Shop!

I feel pretty awesome right now!  I finished up another snap up billfold and it turned out AWESOME!  I think I'll keep the design as is for now unless I figure out a way to make it easier to use.  I modified the ID pocket and the over all length and it seems to work just fine for now.  I'll have to see how it goes over before I make a ton.  Maybe I should do a give-away for a critique kind of thing, so I can get some constructive feedback on it. 

My other awesomeness is that I have finally reached my goal of having 50 items in my little Etsy shop!  I get to celebrate by working on some of my new ideas for metal/leather cuffs and such:)  I am also working on a stack of large pouches to add too.  It feels good to not be stressed out about making things to fill up the shop.  I hope I can keep it up.   I am crossing my fingers!

That's it for now, back to work and all that:)

Monday, June 3, 2013

So This is What I Came Up With

This is the newest.  It's a new take on an old design that lots o' people have been asking for at the last couple of shows I have done.  So it's kind of a billfold but with the added bonus of an interior zipper pocket, and ID window, card pockets, and two hidden pockets, plus a big ol' pocket for dollars and such:)  I really like it, but it is pretty bulky right now, so I am working on the design of the interior for a bit on the next one I cut out before I'm going to start making bunches of them and listing them for sale.  I think I might have the bulky somewhat solved but we shall see.  I love the applique and how this wallet looks like it has warts!